In 2009 I camped through Africa, long before I ever travelled with proper photography gear, and had a wild experience with gorillas. It changed how I viewed animals. And started the slow process of turning me into a bit of an environmentalist. Here’s a story I wrote in the weeks after the trek.
It’s now nearly a decade on and I think about this experience more often than nearly any of my journeys. Africa and its incredible apes, sit in my heart, forever.